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  1. I had one of the floodlights not working on the grain bin. A bit too high for me on a ladder! 😑 IH S series to the rescue.
    17 points
  2. When I was around the age of 3-4 our elderly neighbors each had a cat. We named the tom Frank after him and the female Mary after her. Frank the cat was a mean ole creature who would kill our baby kittens. My mom had an old frying pan for feeding table scraps to our barn cats just outside the door and under a weeping willow where the shade prevented grass from growing. That was my sand box. One day when Mom fed the cats Frank tore through in a whirl of flying fur scattering all our cats. Mom gave the signal and Pa stepped out the door with the 20 gauge... No more Frank... Later that day while Mom and Dad were out doing farming things and Frank was...well...gone. , I was playing in my sand box. A car pulled in and a gentleman stepped out. He fetched his briefcase, straightened his suit coat and fedora and strolled over to me. "Is your Mamma or Daddy around?" I promptly stood up and pointed to the blood puddle at the door and blurted out "That's where my daddy shot Frank this morning!" He quickly tipped his hat, said "Whelp...buh-bye then", and trotted back to his car and spun gravel clear to the black top road. Never did come back to say what he was selling...🤔
    10 points
  3. I did a 32’ extension ladder in a raised Case SuperM backhoe bucket once with a hammer drill drilling fasteners into a brick building for a stove pipe. We had the ladder tied off out the 4th story window so we were thinking of safety 😊
    5 points
  4. Made a little room. Shipped out 3 loads to Riviana today.
    5 points
  5. I like the UPS guy, we were 10 miles away this morning setting a stand and digging in a propane tank. UPS comes up the driveway and my dog goes charging over (they are buddies) he stops and I hear him say Hi Jinxie! She gets in, rides with him while he gets turned around (in other words not getting run over) he gives her a treat and sends her on her way. Big improvement over the last guy who seemed to want to run over my dog.
    5 points
  6. The diabetes “epidemic” that I have seen around here is being led by people who don’t know when to put their fork down.
    5 points
  7. A story about my Great Grandfather told of a time he was in a silo and a rat ran up his pant leg and then down the other, it was a scary/intense experience. After that it's said that he would take measures like tying baler twine around his ankles before going into a bin or silo. He lived 1900-1984 and I was born in 1985, so I have only heard stories, they say he was a humble, hard working man, not caring for recognition or fame for a good deed. There is a story of a time when he was delivering grain or logs to a local mill by horse and wagon, in 1946, he let someone go ahead of him or was late for some reason, or he unloaded and visited with someone. By the time he reached the main road the mill was on fire and the old horse drawn fie wagon was dispatched from the nearby bigger town, he drew it to the mill as it was his duty in the situation. The local newspaper gratified him and I'm not sure if he said to the paper or publicly or just to friends that if only he had been a few minutes earlier that he would have been back home at work, not that he was unwilling to help but that he was no hero, if he left 10 minutes earlier he would have been just another guy One of the coolest stories about my Great Grandfather Lowry is the ice cutting business, the first car he bought was a model T that they dismantled and reassembled onto a sleigh frame, drawn by horse, with a 3-4 foot circular blade for cutting ice, they would draw it from my house into town to cut ice, I'm not sure of the year that started, the pictures of it must be from the late 40s given the age of my Gramps in the pics. Don't take my account as totally accurate but it is the story as I remember it. I think it is so cool that they tore apart their first car for cutting ice years before they had a car to drive. My Great Grandfather had 6 sons, so he had a labour crew and some young minds to keep focused, maybe that helped culture his modesty, honesty and work ethic, you'd have to be on your toes keeping 6 boys in line. Maybe I'm too entrenched in modern pop culture and overly nostalgic but I feel a need to reference "A boy named Sue" my Great Grandfather predated that song by years, he went by Hollie Lowry, his given name was David Hollie Lowry, his trucks read D.H. Lowry on the door. It's total speculation but maybe that name gave him some of the grit he had, or he embraced it when it came into criticism because of the grit he had.
    4 points
  8. 35 years ago my MD said less work with the fork more work with the feet. Like most I followed his advice for 2 days
    4 points
  9. Getting some things put to bed for the winter. Put about 20 miles worth of road time on her in the process.
    4 points
  10. Yeah I had a rope around the light pole too. Worst thing was I got it working for a day!! It quit working and I did too
    3 points
  11. If your goal was to put a bottleneck in ground transportation, this would be a perfect way to do it.
    3 points
  12. My family has been on a non strict carnivore diet for about a year now. Im down 35 lbs wife was down 20 before pregnancy. But here was the shocker 2 years ago at my last medical card appointment they were talking about high blood pressure meds might be needed. Last week it was 110 over 70. Only change is very little non animal protein foods
    3 points
  13. I would never use a statin not good for the noodle, Brain needs fat or will shrink like prune otherwise be like Joe B
    3 points
  14. Found a good 1 for you. https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/823639262760690/?ref=browse_tab 3208 TURBO, 13 speed.
    3 points
  15. And looking like it's brand new ♥️ Acem you are working in conditions we would never consider, that rice is a weird deal from a northerner
    3 points
  16. Hauled some corn to the yard with the 806 today. I smelled burning clutch getting these 2 broke loose! 😀
    3 points
  17. The 806 got to haul some corn out of the field today. I smelled burning clutch getting these 2 broke loose! 😀
    3 points
  18. Yeah,,,,,,,,,,that sounds like her 😄
    3 points
  19. Tell my dogs the clocks and food time changes. I can video the results daily.
    3 points
  20. ...that's neat !!!...and BTW Seth, check out Walter Brennan and his ''Ode to a Dog ''...now I think that is the title ..but not sure.......not the ''tear jerker '' like Stapletons ""Maggie ''...but poignant , none the less ..... Mike
    3 points
  21. I needed a tail stand for my Cessna so I can crawl into the tailcone to install an autopilot pitch servo without having it tip on its tail.
    3 points
  22. No, no, not awful at all Just kids being kids having fun Beats the h3ll out of sitting in front of an x box with a lap full of donuts 🤠
    3 points
  23. This is off coarse a bit but here is dads semi that I’m converting into a heavy haul truck and my dads original Caterpillar we restored a few years ago , they will be doing the show tour to some Caterpillar and truck show events . The tractors of Herberts heading to Austria won’t be coming back here , he has a small collection and some very cool units all in his new shop he just built 👍
    3 points
  24. ...you need to know why there is so much talk about meat consumption being unhealthy: Since 1961, when the American Heart Association started telling Americans to limit their intake of saturated fats, found primarily in meat and dairy, our consumption of meat has dropped: by 28% (beef by 35%) between 1970 and 2014, according to the best-available government data (today, it is no doubt much lower). Meanwhile, the prevalence of diabetes, to put it gently, has sky-rocketed. Blaming the diabetes epidemic on red meat when it coincides almost perfectly with plummeting red-meat consumption is like blaming air pollution in the 1930s on the horse-drawn buggy: illogical, if not actually silly. https://unsettledscience.substack.com/p/harvard-has-been-anti-meat-for-30?publication_id=882428&post_id=138594250&isFreemail=true&r=j27v6&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email
    2 points
  25. so there was this..........not the actual picture but same rig, i forgot to take a picture of the danged thing my buddy dropped it off and i pushed it into my shop - his 87 y/o dad needed to get it fixed its been sitting for 3 yrs or so - bought it used and it ran a couple years then quit moving from drivetrain issues - since then it wouldnt start from sitting ugh.......did some homework and found out lil to no parts for these anymore, guess they only made them a couple yrs so first things first...........put on jack stands found electric fuel pump was hooked up to a cobbled power switch with some aftermarket home made wiring that some how didnt get reconnected to something or got ripped loose running thru weeds/brush, I have no clue if they had an electric fuel pump from factory just waht i ended up in the middle of finally got the old girl running kinda half cobbled back together so next check on drive train - unhooked linkages and started trying to turn things by hand since it didnt seem things were wanting to move well from pushing Welll, ya seee..........there was this problem that when you put it in gear things seems locked up, so i decided to fire it back up and finally got it into a gear that seemed happy - no markings or lights on dash for indicators - its 4x4 and has a diff lock on rear so i noticed driveshaft is turning but no wheels are turning........... thinking rear end cause i hear this clicking noise and so i try to turn the rear wheels and nothing but free wheeling and i didnt think anything free was going to be in the price range of fixing so i shift things around with the lever on transmission and notice i get driveshaft to go other way presuming reverse settled on my diagnosis - i found that if i put rear diff lock in i could get right rear to lock up adn no turn but left wheel was still free - decides drivers axle/rearend was toast look it over and decided its gotta come apart - i noticed someone has been in here before, rounded nuts on ubolts that hold axle housing to frame - two different sized u bolts so ones not original - im thinking why do i say i will help a brother out ............... I feel for the 87 y/o that needs it cause he cant get around well and winter is coming and needs it to haul wood to the house and go out to feed the chickens 4 hours later, two hydraulic jacks, pry bars and gravity things fall out kinda sorta pix are not the best but basically the axles are tubes with splines on the ends inside and the splined rearend stubs slide into them, splines on rearend and axle tube worn out!!! so it appears the fellas in there before drilled hole thru tube adn stub and put a 5/16 bolt thru it and well, it ran till it broke like a shear bolt on a bush hog pto shaft..........i put a grade 8 in it and not sure how long it will hold but got it all back together and sent it home tonight for my buddies dad......3 bucks fix and 7 hours labor - buddy came by friday night and help me get it all wallowed into position to get bolts and things to line up to install everything, sheesh i would hate to try to do it by myself not sure i could
    2 points
  26. Eating a balanced diet proportional to the amount you need to eat (lifestyle) will do wonders for your health.
    2 points
  27. Those cracked welds you showed are very poor, bottom of the barrel in quality.
    2 points
  28. Strict carnivore/keto diet will cure type 2 diabetes and lower blood pressure. Eliminate all grains and alcohol get your body fat adapted and it will burn fat for energy not glucose. Cholesterol is simply a number a doctor came up with. Statins cause joint aches and all the meds don’t cure anything just reduce symptoms and doctors get kick backs from big pharma for everything they can prescribe.
    2 points
  29. I've had that feeling quite a few times with kangaroos. Time to recycle the deer's last words - "If I had the guts I'd do it again"
    2 points
  30. I see very little Winchester hardware here. We are right between Shapleigh/KeenKutter in StLouis Mo and Belknap/Bluegrass in Louisville Ky so most of what we see is that sort of thing. I have one Winchester Axe. I believe it to be a house axe or boys axe based on the size. It had a junk straight handle in it when I got it so I went with a house axe sized handle.
    2 points
  31. I think today's food is a big issue with all of it. I started my high cholesterol pill the same time as my metforman. I really don't think it's necessary but my wife wants me to die young.
    2 points
  32. I would say that is a poor start to the week. Better than the deer’s week though.
    2 points
  33. ...that well nourished ''la femme'' on the right side of the picture, Lance, would have a ''wrinkle in her knee....for little boys like you and me...'' (Gasp...) Mike
    2 points
  34. Bought a 9030 Ford nh bidi with bad engine. I had an extra Ford 4 diesel so we put it in and the previous owners had jerry rigged a vent hose on drive case for pump to return oil to tank. They told us the pump was leaking and they had it just fixed. Pump was dirty so it looks like they tried to replace seal and curled it over. Just going to put pictures of parts on here. These are simple closed center pfc pumps or whatever they call them. I wanted to show you piston, cyl block and valve bearing surface. These parts are somewhat similar to what is used in hydrostatic drive pumps just a few more pieces in them. The machined end of barrel cyl is critical sealing and the piston slipper shoes wear out on high hour hydro units. If you can see the snap ring in cyl block that holds a spring that preloads unit. On high pressure times in a hydro drive pressure can overcome spring and dump drive pressure out lates. This isn’t a good thing when it happens
    2 points
  35. Just what the Dr ordered for that Karen that just flew by you in the passing lane FaceTiming on her phone at 83mph….
    2 points
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  37. Your angel #2 attended my wedding with her sister. She was the talk of the town for some time.
    2 points
  38. Thanks Doug Already have..,...... mostly. Cut stitched itself back together, knot went down on back of hand and wrist was strong enough to be of use hooking up hoses to load propane tonight. 24 hours does wonders And I think my new Guardian Angel said "let's get you back in the game" "We got adventure ahead" She may be trouble 😉😄🤠
    2 points
  39. We had a Freightliner with an N14 that had no power today with the check engine light on. The intake manifold pressure sensor code was stored. I switched it with another truck and she came back to life. Hopefully someone has this sensor in Kansas City tomorrow. Just a few years ago there were lots of truck dealers open 24/7. There are none now.
    2 points
  40. 446 gas max RPM 3500. 7.3 PSD, max RPM 3375..... looks like it'll work just fine.
    2 points
  41. The 284 is a tough little tractor. My grandfather bought one new with a belly mower that gave years of good service. It was used and abused by lots of hired help over I don’t know how many thousands of hours. The Mazda engine never gave any trouble, and I can’t think of any mechanical issues other than the belly mower. Biggest downfall is it didn’t have live pto. There wasn’t a straight piece of sheet metal on it when it left the farm, but I bet it is still running somewhere.
    2 points
  42. Rear end ratio will be wrong as diesel doesn’t turn as fast as gas.
    2 points
  43. Wow. Good looking ole 715’s guys! Brings back a lot of memories. Grandad bought one of the first quick tach 715’s new in the area. Diesel gear drive. We ended up with a gas gear drive later too before the 1460. Farmed 800 acres of corn and soybeans with that one 715. Ran the wheels off it!
    2 points
  44. Had three of those as grass rigs when I first joined the dept. By the time you got to the fire, you were so mad you could stomp it out with your feet 🤣🤣🤣
    2 points
  45. Started pulling the hood and cab corners off the 36 for AC line replacement and the updated condenser.
    2 points
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